Frytown, Iowa, co-op strives to be leader in harnessing solar power, The Associated Press

FRYTOWN, Iowa — For the past five years, in the unincorporated community of Frytown, southwest of Iowa City, Farmers Electric Cooperative has been one of the state’s leading proponents of solar power.

And with plans to purchase about nine acres of land south of Farmers Electric Co-op headquarters near Kalona, co-op manager Warren McKenna said the oldest rural electric cooperative in Iowa is on the verge of taking solar power to a whole new level.

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